The War Against ISIS

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In this age of social media, the Obama Administration has made a much of their public relations efforts against various evils around the world. First Lady Michelle Obama famously held up a piece of paper with the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag after the Islamic terrorists of Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 girls for use as sex […]

'Smart' people are dumb

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I can’t begin to describe the level of stupid in this: Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, hoped that a team of UN investigators — many of whom, presumably, have a longstanding relationship with Iranian leaders — could write a report that would convince Iran to abandon its ally at the behest […]

Obama's Animal House Moment

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I’m not sure I could have come up with a solution to Syria. I’m also pretty sure I couldn’t have done a worse job than President Obama. Last year, with his customary self-importance, President Obama laid down his famous red line: If Bashir Assad used chemical weapons, there would be serious repercussions. This stance was […]

Lies Obama told me

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At his press conference last week, President Obama defended the “honor” of his U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice by challenging Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte that if they were angry that Rice was sent on five Sunday shows to peddle a demonstrable lie their beef was with him and not the ambassador. Shorter […]

Has Obama watched ‘A Few Good Men?’

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The latest news on the Benghazi scandal and cover-up broke last week when Fox News reported that CIA operators at the annex a few short blocks from the U.S. consulate had been ordered multiple times to “stand down” and not assist the Americans under attack. In the first days after the attack, attention focused on […]

Carrying Obama's water

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I managed to tolerate a few minutes of NBC’s “Meet the Press” this morning and it was just as bad as I remember it. My glance at the unbiased panel showed that it included the Democrat mayor of Atlanta, former Mich. Gov. Granholm, a relatively obscure GOP strategist whose name I don’t remember and former […]

No common sense needed

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The Obama administration seems hell bent on trying terrorists in show trials in U.S. federal courts despite bipartisan opposition in Congress and in direct contravention of common sense. Just this week, the administration announced that Somali terrorism suspect Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame had been captured two months ago and held on a US Navy ship where […]

How about “True?”

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Politifact takes on Rep. Allen West and gives him a “mostly true.” West has been critical of the U.S. military actions in Libya launched in March. In a Miami Herald/St. Petersburg Times article on June 23, West was quoted as saying "We can’t keep committing U.S. military to ‘protect innocent civilians'; they’re exhausted." He went […]

Projecting military power

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If you’ve been marginally aware of how difficult Presidents Bush 43 and Obama have found it to get our NATO allies to assist in Afghanistan over the past half-dozen years or so, then this news would come as little surprise: For the second time in three years, Britain has found itself with too small a […]

Partisan, not principled

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I’ve used that label to describe The New York Times editorial page for the better part of a decade. The filibuster is either a great evil or an honorable tool depending on who it is being wielded against. And then we get this: Thankfully, some Senate Republicans also seem to understand the importance of the […]